You will have heard the terms dry needling and western acupuncture being used perhaps by physiotherapists, massage therapists, chiropractors and others. Yes indeed, they use the same needles that we do here at Queanbeyan Acupuncture however the technique and goals are completely different. Originally hypodermic needles were used for dry needling which may also be known as myofascial or trigger point needling.
These terms indeed refer to what we would call “Ah shi” points in Chinese Medicine.
Why would you come here instead of somewhere else for Dry needling? The dry needling technique is one of the more painful techniques used by a registered and qualified acupuncturist. At Queanbeyan Acupuncture, acupuncture and dry needling are provided to Canberra, Bungendore and the Palerang areas. Our aim is to be gentle, which can be just as effective and if more painful techniques are required, we will talk to you before proceeding. As registered acupuncturists, we have undertaken years of training which means that you are in more experienced hands.
Dry needling courses can be undertaken in a little as 16 hours. A qualified acupuncturist has undertaken in excess of 800 hours over a period of 3 years or more.
Musculoskeletal issues are what dry needling may be used for. This may include back pain, knee pain and headaches and migraines to name a few.